January 18, 2016, 11:55 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp plans to drop $0.99 annual subscription fee, tests accounts for businesses, reiterates promise not to include ads, now has around 990M users  —  WhatsApp Ditches $1 Annual Fee, Tests Business Accounts But No Ads, Says CEO  —  Today at the DLD conference in Munich, Germany …
Wall Street Journal:
Airbus CEO says company will provide helicopters to Uber for its on-demand service in trial project launching at Sundance Film Festival this week  —  Airbus to Join Forces With Uber for On-Demand Helicopter Service, CEO Says  —  European aerospace company looking to expand its audience for helicopters
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider:
Apple acknowledges iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bug showing inaccurate battery meter percentages, says it is working on a fix, suggests temporary workaround  —  Apple promises fix for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus not displaying accurate battery data  —  In a new support document …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Silk Road's dream of a free-trade zone on the dark web is dead: a collection of untrustworthy black market bazaars have failed to replace the Silk Road  —  The Silk Road's Dark-Web Dream Is Dead  —  Not so long ago, the Silk Road was not only a bustling black market for drugs …
Tommy Wilkes / Reuters:
Pakistan ends three-year YouTube ban after Google offers government easy option to restrict offensive content  —  Pakistan lifts ban on Youtube after launch of own version  —  Pakistan said on Monday it had removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the Google-owned video-sharing website launched …

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